Mumford & Sons scoop top prize at the GRAMMYs
11 February 2013
Mumford & Sons are riding high. The band's second album ‘Babel' has beaten The Black Keys, Fun, Frank Ocean and Jack White to claim the prestigious ‘Album of the Year' Award at this year's GRAMMYs.
‘We figured we weren't going to win anything because the Black Keys have been sweeping up all day, and deservedly so,' said lead singer Marcus Mumford, accepting the award from Adele.
Although a surprise to Marcus, it was clear from the band's widespread popularity that 2013 could be their year. Mumford & Sons' debut album, ‘Sigh No More' won the band a BRIT Award in 2010 (Best Album), and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize Award and six GRAMMYs. In 2011 Mumford & Sons extended their connection with the GRAMMYs performing at the ceremony as Bob Dylan's backing band. Follow up album ‘Babel' was the fourth best selling title of 2012 in the US and, going into the awards, was the only album of the year nominee currently in the top 10.
Having won ‘Album of the Year' I think the days of being a backing band (even if it is for the legendary Bob Dylan) are well and truly over!
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